Note: This course is not available for the current semester.
Course No: 14.577; Last Offered: No Data;
Course covers the fundamental aspects of microbiology as they pertain to environmental engineering. The course serves as a basis for the understanding of biological water/wastewater treatment processes. Topics include: introduction to fundamental microbiology (i.e. macromolecules, genetics, and expression), metabolism (anabolism/catabolism, fermentation/respiration, electron acceptors, electron donors, aerobes, anaerobes, heterotrophs, and chemolithotrophs), biodegradation (kinetics of biological growth, pollutant availability), and energetics of growth (thermodynamics), microbial ecology, pathogen, toxicology, and biosensors.
Contact the Advising Center at 978-934-2474 or Continuing_Education@uml.edu
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